Thousands hit with midday power outage
BATON ROUGE - A midday power outage shut off the lights and air conditioning for thousands of people in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to Entergy.
The utility company reports more than 3,900 customers in the Old South Baton Rouge lost power after 1 p.m. They said the outage was due to an equipment failure.
The outage stretched north of LSU up to I-10 along Nicholson, Highland, and River Road.
Entergy's website estimated power would be restored to all customers by 4 p.m. Monday afternoon.